Sunday Rally

Nelson Mayton (left) and Lee Mahaney overcame a one-shot deficit Sunday to win the 2019 Member-Guest golf tournament at Nottoway River Country Club.

chipping tournament that at times had the excitement of a Ryder Cup.

A chipping mat was placed in the poolside gazebo, and competitors took turns, oneby-one, chipping at a difficult pin placement on the putting green, 28 yards away -- with shots having to stay below, sail between, or fly over several nearby overhanging electrical lines.

Steve Bradley and guest Todd Worsham out-pitched the field and won first place in the double-elimination event, which allowed mulligans and lasted four hours.

The shot of the afternoon was struck by guest Glenn Chappell , who was playing with father-in-law Mark Forrest . Chappell’s perfect approach landed on the collar of the green then rolled 20 feet into the cup as the field roared. His was the only ace among hundreds of approaches.

 

 

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